This site is all that has been previously said, however, there are one or two things I would point out and that I wish we had known before we went there.
There are only two pitches that have direct access to the beach and these are at the far end of the site.
All the rest are either at the other side of the only road through the site, or they are next to the beach but separated from it by a 5 foot wall of wooden posts.
None of the pitches are level, not even the hard standing ones and you will require both ramps and blocks if you want a level unit. We had 2 ramps and they were not nearly enough.
Take both sand and rock pegs with you if you have a tent or awning.
Beware of the wind up there. It is an exposed site and the wind can get up very quickly to a gale.
We lost our awning as it was ripped to shreds in the wind.
Some folks requiring EHU had to run their cables across the access road to get to the nearest EHU Point. Not ideal by any means.
There is absolutely nothing to do in this area unless you are prepared to do some long driving days.
However it is great for boating and canoeing. Fishing however is very poor as the tide goes a long way out and the water is very shallow and mostly sand with a few outcrops of rock.
Any anglers we saw ended up just buying their fish and shellfish in Mallaig.
Arisaig has an excellent Spar Shop that stocks a good range of foods and has plenty of parking outside.
Mallaig on the other hand, may have a good Co-op, but the parking is abysmal. To have any chance of getting a parking space you are best to use the car park opposite the railway station and walk into the town from there.
If you are planning to shop in Mallaig, be in and out again before the Jacobite Steam Train (the Harry Potter Express) gets in at 12. 25 when Mallaig is then over-run with sightseers.
All in all, Invercaimbe is a good site for those who know it and go prepared for its uneven pitches, sandy soil and erratic EHU Points.
Will we return there?
Probably not. There is just too little to do and too few places to visit.
We were lucky enough to have one of the beach side pitches which bordered directly on to the white sand shore and we enjoyed the fabulous views across the water towards Rum and Eigg. Having said that each pitch enjoys a good view, just some more directly over the shore than others.
The site is small and naturally laid out with designated pitches - each on firm ground with access to an electric hook up.
Showers and toilets were within a block up by the farm house, which was near enough, and each loo and shower was within an individual cabin. Two for men and two for women. No coins necessary for the shower although it looked as if they were. Probably in an ideal world these cabins need updating but we found them clean and perfectly adequate. Quite nice to be able to enjoy the privacy and space of your own little cabin. The shower was fine - not on a timer/water decently hot. Didn't have to queue either. Good laundry facilities and a washing up sink were contained within another cabin in the same area.
The owner, Joyce was a joy to meet, really hard working, welcoming, informative and helpful with a naturally unobtrusive manner. She runs the campsite alongside her herd of beef cattle and has exceptionally tasty beef for sale. Vacuum packed and frozen choices available so we stocked up the camper freezer before we left,
Deservedly popular site so booking is recommended.
Agree with all before, excellent location and basic crofting campsite of a by-gone era. The cost per night with EHU is in fact £20 not £17 as advertised in the brochure and the showers don't appear to need coinage which we found after dropping a few into the meter box and discovering in the mens there was no such metering. Facilities are very basic and a bit worse for wear, but that can be forgiven as the tranquil beach setting and welcoming Joyce far outweigh the need for modern facilities.
Completely agree with the last review. Having read the reviews I was keen to book this site for a visit to Arisaig. I spent very happy childhood holidays here (on a different site just around the bay, no longer available but very similar). Unfortunately we were only able to stay one night but the owner kindly managed to give us a pitch right by the beach.
We were unlucky with the weather, which had taken a turn for the worse as we arrived, so we didn't get one of the famous sunsets; but Arisaig is one of those places that is beautiful in all weathers - the stormy skies just adding to the power of the dramatic coastline.
The facilities are fairly basic, but I quite liked that each 'cabin' is private. There are 2 cabins each for ladies and gents, one with loo and shower, the other with loo and washbasin. I left my morning shower until quite late so I didn't have to wait, the cabin was clean and there was still plenty of hot water.
This is a real family run site which adds to its charm. The owner is friendly and helpful but not intrusive. We were welcomed, directed to our pitch and left to get on with our evening, which we appreciated after a long drive.
The site is natural, the beach is beautiful and we enjoyed exploring, even in the wild and windy conditions!
At £17 for the night, including EHU, we thought this was very good value. We left with every intention of returning and also with freshly laid eggs and delicious beef sausages from the family's own cattle!
Before leaving we re-visited some of the places I remembered from all those years ago. We ate delicious local mussels for lunch at the Arisaig hotel (not the cosy 'local' I vaguely recalled but the food was lovely and the staff were polite and helpful).
I've often wondered if Arisaig would live up to my childhood memories. I needn't have worried, it was as beautiful as I remembered and I certainly won't leave it so long to return again.
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